ORAL PATHOLOGY PG / UG

UG PROGRAMME

ORAL ANATOMY, HISTOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT

The curriculum suggested by the DCI and NTR University is designed to ensure that the students acquire foundational knowledge in the form of lectures and develops psychomotor skills through drawing of teeth and carving on wax blocks.

Though this is highly beneficial, neither knowledge nor psychomotor skills are learned in context of clinical practice, thus hindering the student’s ability to later recall and apply learning to actual patient care.

Thus in order to integrate the study of basic tooth morphology with restorative dental curriculum and facilitate smooth transition from pre-patient care to clinical practice, following methodology is adapted by the department to enrich the current curriculum.

Basic dental morphology – Restorative dentistry

Correlating tooth morphology with pre-patient restorative dental curriculum and  its clinical applications :

Objectives :

  1. To apply the knowledge of tooth morphology  in reconstruction of tooth.
  2. To understand the root morphology and correlate it with endodontic restoration of tooth (RCT).

Procedure:

Students accompanied by staff are sent in small groups of 25 to the Dept of Conservative dentistry during regular practical hours at least twice in an academic year.

The concerned staff enrich the students with clinical applications by showing them 2D, 3D models and sometimes directly on patients.

Basic tooth form and morphology – Inter-arch relationship (Prosthodontics)

Objectives :

  1. To apply the knowledge of tooth morphology in understanding inter/intra-arch relationships (occlusion).
  2. To understand the concept of tooth articulation.
  3. To understand the working of TMJ and to co-relate it with tooth morphology.

Procedure:

  1. Students accompanied by staff are sent in small groups of 25 to the Dept of Prosthodontics during regular practical hours at least once in an academic year.
  2. The concerned staff enrich the students with clinical applications by showing them 2D, 3D models and sometimes demonstrating directly on patients.

Basic tooth morphology – Pedodontic implications

Objectives :

  1. To clinically identify and appreciate primary/mixed and permanent dentition.
  2. To understand transition of occlusion from primary to permanent.

Procedure:

  1. Students accompanied by staff are sent in small groups of 25 to the Dept of Pedodontics during regular practical hours at least twice in an academic year.
  2. The concerned department staff enrich the students with clinical applications by showing them 2D, 3D models and often demonstrating directly on patients.